How to Fix: iPhone/iPad Keeps Asking for Password Error with Ease

Does your iPhone/iPad keep asking for a password? In this guide, we will show you 8 reliable yet simple solutions to help you fix the iPhone/iPad keeps asking for Apple ID password error with ease.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jul. 03, 2020

My iPhone 7 keeps asking for Apple ID password. This happens every time I unlock my iPhone, and while I’m using an app. If I cancel the request, the dialog box comes back a few seconds later. Does anybody know a way to solve the problem? Thanks for any suggestions.

iPhone Keeps Asking for Password Error

iPhone Keeps Asking for Password Error

You may come across the same annoying issue just like the above user. Your iPad or iPhone keeps asking for the password, Apps keeps asking for iCloud password, or iPhone keeps asking you to Update Apple ID Settings, and so on, but you don’t know why. Even when you enter the right Apple ID and password in the situations, your device still stuck in the popup loop of continuously asking for a password. Apple ID not working makes life quite inconvenient with the iPhone/iPad.

Since so many iPhone/iPad users are bothering by this error, here in the following, we will share with you some reliable yet efficient solutions to fix the iPhone/iPad keeps asking for password error with great ease. Just keep on.

Solution 1. Restart iPhone/iPad

If you keep an iPhone 8 or earlier models: Press and hold the Top button until the slider appears > Drag the slider to turn off your iPhone completely > Press and hold the Top button again until you see the Apple logo to restart.

If you keep an iPhone X or later: Press and hold the Side button and either volume button until the slider appears > Drag the slider to turn your iPhone off > Press and hold the Side button again until you see the Apple logo to restart.

How to Restart an iPhone - 2

Restart an iPhone

Solution 2. Update to the Latest iOS Version

This error can be caused by the outdated iOS version. So, just upgrade your iDevices to the latest iOS version that may fix the iPhone or iPad keeps asking for Apple ID password error.

Open Settings app on iPhone > Click General > Tap Software Update for checking for update > If yes, tap Download and Install to get an available iOS version.

Updating the iOS Version

Updating the iOS Version

Solution 3. Remove Apple ID without Password via Apple ID Unlocker [AnyUnlock]

If iPhone/iPad keeps asking for password because you entered false ones even you totally forgot the password, then you may need to fix the issue by removing Apple ID directly. And you’d like a tool to help you. Here we recommend an Apple ID unlocker to you – AnyUnlock. It can help you remove the Apple ID in just a few simple clicks without the password. With AnyUnlock, you can do the following things:

  1. Fix iPhone/iPad keeps asking for a password via removing Apple ID to enjoy Apple services again.
  2. It allows you to unlock the iPhone screen if you forgot the iPhone passcode.
  3. Also, AnyUnlcok lets you remove Screen Time passcode without losing data.

Before any resetting process, please make sure that there’s an iPhone backup in case any restore demands.

Now, you can follow the steps below to remove Apple ID with ease:

Step 1: Download AnyUnlock on your computer.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 2: Launch AnyUnlock and select “Unlock Apple ID” option to get started.

Click Unlock Apple ID from the Homepage

Click Unlock Apple ID from the Homepage

Step 3: Connect your iPhone with computer via USB cable. And click Unlock Now button from the interface below.

Click Unlock Now Button

Click Unlock Now Button

Step 4: Then AnyUnlock will remove Apple ID automatically. Please do not disconnect your device until it restarts. Meanwhile, please don’t use your device or launch iTunes during removing.

AnyUnlock is Removing Apple ID

AnyUnlock is Removing Apple ID

Step 5: When the removing process is completed, you will see the interface as below.

Apple ID Removed Successfully

Apple ID Removed Successfully

After the Apple ID gets removed successfully, please DO NOT “Erase All Content and Settings” on the device or restore the device with iTunes/iCloud.

Solution 4. Sign Out iCloud Account and Sign in

Sign out iCloud will reset iCloud’s authentication with Apple service. So, you can try to sign out iCloud and then sign in again to fix the iPhone/iPad keeps asking for iCloud password error.

If you’re using iOS 10.3 or later:

Step 1. Go to Settings on your iPhone or iPad > [Your Name] at the top of the screen > Scroll to the bottom and tap Sign out > Enter your password and choose Turn off > Tap Sign Out on the upper right corner > Choose Sign Out again to confirm.

Step 2. Wait for a while, go to Settings > Tap on Sign in to your iPhone > Enter your Apple ID and password > Tap Sign In on the top right > Enter your iPhone passcode.

Sign out Apple ID from Settings

Sign out from Settings

If you’re using iOS 10.2 or earlier:

Step 1. Go to Settings > iCloud > Scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap Sign out.

Step 2. Open Settings > iCloud > Sign in > Enter your iPhone passcode.

Solution 5. Check iCloud is Working

If the above solutions fail to help out on iPhone/iPad keeps asking for password error, then it’s necessary to check the system status of the iCloud services you use.

Go to the System Status page on your iPhone or an available computer and check whether all the iCloud services are working correctly.

Solution 6. Reset Your Apple ID Password

On iPhone/iPad:

Step 1. Go to Settings > [Your Name] > Password & Settings > Choose Change Password.

Step 2. Enter your current password or device password > Enter your new password and confirm the new password > Tap Change or Change Password.

How to Change Apple ID Password on iPhone

Change Apple ID Password on iPhone

On Mac:

Step 1. Open Apple ID login page and sign in your account > Go to the security section and choose Change Password.

Step 2. Enter your current password> Enter your new password and confirm the new password > Click on Change Password.

Solution 7. Reset Network Settings

The iPhone iPad and iCloud keeps asking for password issue can be caused by problems with your Wi-Fi network. To fix the error, you’ll simply need to reset your network settings.

Go to Settings on your device > General > Scroll down and tap Reset > Tap on Reset Network Settings.

Reset Network Settings on iPhone

Reset Network Settings on iPhone

Solution 8. Turn off Require Password in iTunes & App Store

If you meet the password issue when you sign in to iTunes store, here is another possible way you can try. And if you want to stay logged into the Apple App Store, you follow the steps below:

Go to Settings > Choose iTunes & App Store > Tap Password Settings under your Apple ID > Turn off Require Password (if it’s off, turn on it and then off) > Wait for a minute that will fix the problem.

Turn off Require Password

Turn off Require Password

Bonus Tip. Restore iPhone/iPad without Data Loss

If the problem still persists, there’s a final solution – Restore your iPhone/iPad. But since the traditional iTunes/iCloud way will need to erase all existing data on your iPhone/iPad, here we would like to recommend this #1 iOS data recovery and backup manager – PhoneRescue for iOS to help you restore from iTunes/iCloud backup even without data wiped.

With PhoneRescue for iOS, you have 3 recovery modes to choose from: restore from iTunes backup, restore from iCloud backup, recover from iPhone directly. That’s to say, you can restore your iPhone with or without backup. During the process, you can preview and selectively choose the data you prefer to restore, but not all files. In this way, you can not only restore the files you really want but save storage space on the device.

And unlike traditional iTunes/iCloud way, it just takes a few minutes and 3 simple steps are needed to complete the entire process. Now let’s check it.

Step 1. Go to the Download Page of PhoneRescue and choose iOS Data Recovery to download on your computer > Connect your iPhone/iPad to the computer via its USB cable > Click Recover from iCloud mode.

Click Recover from iCloud

Click Recover from iCloud

Step 2. Log into your iCloud account > Choose the backup you prefer and click Download > Choose the data categories you would like to restore, then click OK to download the backup.

Choose the Data Categories You'd like to Restore

Choose the Data Categories You’d like to Restore

Step 3. After the scan process completes, check it and click right arrow > Preview and select the data you want to restore > Click To Device or To Computer button to restore them now.

Select Data and Send to Device or Computer

Select Data and Send to Device or Computer

The Bottom Line

With the above solutions, you may have successfully fixed the iPhone/iPad keeps asking for password error. When you meet Apple ID password not working errors, like can’t sign into Apple ID, iCloud won’t let sign in, etc on your iPhone/iPad, just try the above tips. Or you can leave your comment below. We will try our best to help you out soon.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.